dentition

noun
den·​ti·​tion | \ den-ˈti-shən How to pronounce dentition (audio) \

Definition of dentition

1 : the development and cutting of teeth
2 : the character of a set of teeth especially with regard to their number, kind, and arrangement — see tooth illustration
3 : teeth

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In my experience, which includes extensive travel in other countries, Americans often seem disoriented or even horrified when confronted with imperfect dentition. David Tuller, CNN, "When is dentistry not medicine? When insurance is involved," 28 May 2018 In my experience, which includes extensive travel in other countries, Americans often seem disoriented or even horrified when confronted with imperfect dentition. David Tuller, CNN, "When is dentistry not medicine? When insurance is involved," 28 May 2018 In my experience, which includes extensive travel in other countries, Americans often seem disoriented or even horrified when confronted with imperfect dentition. David Tuller, CNN, "When is dentistry not medicine? When insurance is involved," 28 May 2018 With their mouths open, their gaping dentition provokes horror. Bradley J. Fikes, sandiegouniontribune.com, "For the Fourth, bring out the (San Diego Zoo) babies!," 3 July 2018 In my experience, which includes extensive travel in other countries, Americans often seem disoriented or even horrified when confronted with imperfect dentition. David Tuller, CNN, "When is dentistry not medicine? When insurance is involved," 28 May 2018 In my experience, which includes extensive travel in other countries, Americans often seem disoriented or even horrified when confronted with imperfect dentition. David Tuller, CNN, "When is dentistry not medicine? When insurance is involved," 28 May 2018 In my experience, which includes extensive travel in other countries, Americans often seem disoriented or even horrified when confronted with imperfect dentition. David Tuller, CNN, "When is dentistry not medicine? When insurance is involved," 28 May 2018 In my experience, which includes extensive travel in other countries, Americans often seem disoriented or even horrified when confronted with imperfect dentition. David Tuller, CNN, "When is dentistry not medicine? When insurance is involved," 28 May 2018

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First Known Use of dentition

1615, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for dentition

Latin dentition-, dentitio, from dentire to cut teeth, from dent-, dens

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dentition

noun
den·​ti·​tion | \ den-ˈtish-ən How to pronounce dentition (audio) \

Medical Definition of dentition

1 : the development and cutting of teeth
2 : the character of a set of teeth especially with regard to their number, kind, and arrangement
3 : teeth

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